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Thread: OK, I admit I love miniatures!

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    OK, I admit I love miniatures!

    I've been asked about my avatar and so here is a bigger picture of it! Each block is 4" and I thought it took a long time to complete. Honestly, there is NO quilting on it. I put some FMQing on it and hated it, tore it out and liked it with no quilting. What would you all do if it were your's?
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    Maybe try sitd? If you like it the way it is, then fine! You could also tie it with some fine thread just to kind of hold it together at the main intersections...
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    I was thinking stitch near the ditch too, & you could even use clear thread on top, if you don't want any quilting to show. Nice little quilt! I think these little blocks & quilts, are just as much work as the big ones, maybe more!... I like little & small quilts too, I don't have alot of room, or use, for big ones, & can't afford to give them all away either...
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    I would just stitch in the ditch around each block. Your mini is approx 16x20 and I don't know of any batting that recommends that long a distance between 'quilting' [your edges]. You may not be washing it, but are probably hanging it. I can only picture that it might sag out of shape without the quilting holding the center in place.
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    It's so pretty! I'm glad you like miniatures! I do too!

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    I might just do a diagonal grid. Cute!

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    Stitch in the ditch. I have had the same problem with not liking my FMQing. I started doing a lot of sitd

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    That's just a wonderful mini quilt! You must have very cooperative fingers! I'm with you - anything other than SITD I would have ripped out too.

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    I would tie it. I have done this many of the mini quilts I have made. I used flannel instead of batting and when I tied it was from the back. By tying to the back those little tails don't distract from my little quilts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mamaskeeto View Post
    I would tie it. I have done this many of the mini quilts I have made. I used flannel instead of batting and when I tied it was from the back. By tying to the back those little tails don't distract from my little quilts.
    I really like your idea and had thought of doing that, too! I need to do something I know.
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    WOW you've got patience! Great job!
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    i would do stitch in ditch nice quilt
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    I would tie it at the corner of each patch. Just seems to me it would hold together better in the long run. Very pretty

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    Your Miniature Quilt is great. I love them. I would do QITD or what Mamaskeeto said use flannel and tied in the back.
    Any way it is great piecing. I love Miniature anything.

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    Where are you from in Indiana? I have several of the same fabs as in your little quilt. Maybe we shop at the same shops. Love your little quilt, by the way.

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    I would either STID or go cross wise on it. But it is really lovely as is.
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    I would stitch in ditch also, between each color combo. You could also sew on some tiny buttons to hold it together. My avatar is a miniature too. They are fun, but take just as much work as a large quilt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by karenpatrick View Post
    Where are you from in Indiana? I have several of the same fabs as in your little quilt. Maybe we shop at the same shops. Love your little quilt, by the way.
    Hi, I'm from Elkhart County in Northern In. Can't think if I know where Rosedale is or not? I shop a lot at Calico Point in Wakarusa, but who knows where all that fabric came from as I get in stores in several different places!
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    I would do stitcn-n-the ditch so the batting doesn't slip and loose it's shape. I like your quilt very much.

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    I don't make miniature quilts but, I would FMQ it, maybe a small stipple. I mostly do FMQ in a large stipple.
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    Oh thanks for showing this as a big picture!! Even looks better than the avatar. Have you used the serpentine stitch (aka 3 pt zigzag)? I up the length to 2 and decrease the width to 2 on my Bernina. It makes a nice stitch to criss cross diagonally through a block. I use it often for LC's. Really helps disquise the oops in LC's!
    If you wanted you could small stipple in either the large colored pieces of each block or the small colored pieces. It would make each block pop just a bit more, IMHO.
    Ok 4", what sizes are the corner squares? 3/4" finished? Great job, N. G

    Oh and thanks for adding it to the Miniature section. It's how I found it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by oksewglad View Post
    Oh thanks for showing this as a big picture!! Even looks better than the avatar. Have you used the serpentine stitch (aka 3 pt zigzag)? I up the length to 2 and decrease the width to 2 on my Bernina. It makes a nice stitch to criss cross diagonally through a block. I use it often for LC's. Really helps disquise the oops in LC's!
    If you wanted you could small stipple in either the large colored pieces of each block or the small colored pieces. It would make each block pop just a bit more, IMHO.
    Ok 4", what sizes are the corner squares? 3/4" finished? Great job, N. G

    Oh and thanks for adding it to the Miniature section. It's how I found it!
    The corner 4-squares are 1-1/4", each little square in the 4-square is 5/8". I'm going to be deciding how to finish this and get it done.
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    I would definately do stich in the ditch... and that quilt is really cute!
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    I love your mini. I agree that a diagonal grid would probably look very good.

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    i love mini's too. i once tatted/crocheted an afghan for a doll house. that's as small as i'll go! but the dq's are big enough to need some skill, and small enough to finish in a short amount of time. almost instant gratification! that's a really beautiful mini!
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